The COVID-19 incidence currently being observed in Ukraine does not allow us to actively talk about opening borders, ” said Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefaniszyn in an interview for Interfax-Ukraine released Tuesday (June 30) published.
“We are already aware that on July 1 there will be no miracle and that all borders will not be opened. But this has nothing to do with Ukraine, because the dynamics of incidence across Europe are very diverse. In Ukraine the dynamics are also very different “- said the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
According to her, “it is absolutely not a political process”. “The question of opening up Europe’s borders to Ukraine is only a technical process. There is no policy and there can be no policy, “she said.
She added that there is now “a degree of confidence” in Ukrainian statistics on the incidence of COVID-19, and Ukraine is in constant dialogue and exchange of information with the EU.
“This may not be a sudden process, it will be a gradual process of opening borders and will depend, among other things, on our statistical indicators, which currently do not allow us to actively participate in the dialogue on opening borders “- said Stefaniszyna.
Health protection minister Maksym Stepanow said on Tuesday that the number of active infections in Ukraine is 57 per 100,000. residents and reminded that it was 37 in 100 thousand two weeks ago.
According to Politico, the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU has drawn up two lists of countries for which the external borders of the Community must be opened. One of them assumes that the incidence in any given country will not exceed 16 per 100,000. residents, and the other – 20 cases per 100,000 Residents. According to Politico, there are 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is the EU average.
EU capitals would decide on Tuesday at noon on the list of third countries for which the EU will open its external borders from 1 July – PAP learned from EU sources.
From Kiev Natalia Dziurdzińska